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Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Kauai Stranded Hikers Rescued on Kalalau Trail

Fast-moving high water in a stream along the Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai stranded 121 hikers from Hanakapi’ai Beach on Sunday. The Kauai Fire Department was able to launch a rescue, and completed evacuating the tourists Monday …

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Breaks Piracy Record

When the season four premiere of HBO’s fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night, a record 6.6 million viewers tuned in legally. Another million-plus viewers pirated the episode, setting another record. Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, which …

‘Bates Motel’ Renewed for a Third Season

According to A&E Network executive vice president and general manager David McKillop, the original drama-thriller series Bates Motel has been renewed for a third season. Production of ten new episodes, which are produced by Universal Television, will commence in the …

Star Wars: Episode VII Filming Begins

It has just been confirmed by Alan Horn that the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII is now underway. Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, was vague about where production is taking place and how long crews have been shooting, though …

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale

The boyhood home of notorious serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer is on the market in Northern Ohio for $295,000. The Dahmer family moved into the house in 1968, when Jeffrey was eight. A decade later, Dahmer lured a hitchhiker …

Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native …

Dick Bavetta Officiates 2,633 NBA Games Straight

During the Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks game Wednesday night, NBA referee Dick Bavetta officiated his 2,633rd consecutive regular season game, which beat MLB Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripkin Jr.’s long-standing record for the longest back-to-back participation in an …

Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security …

Shoe Stabbing Murder Trial Pushes Forward

The jury trial of a Houston, Texas woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel in June has entered the third day of testimony. Ana Trujillo, 45, stabbed Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times …

Chile Earthquake Evacuees Return Home

Citizens of the Chilean city of Iquique were permitted to return home Wednesday morning, after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 earthquake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. Similar sized waves were also reported in the coastal towns Pisagua …

Tyler Summitt Now Head Coach at LA Tech

It’s been reported that Athletics Director Tommy McClelland will introduce Tyler Summitt as the latest head coach of the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team. Summitt, son of legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt, is to become the sixth …

Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base. …

Katy Perry Spotted with Riff Raff

Pop star Katy Perry was recently seen out on a “date” with rapper and performance artist Riff Raff, also known as Horst Christian Simco. Perry had abruptly dumped singer John Mayer last month, after Mayer allegedly cheated on her with …

Sumatran Rhino ‘Suci’ Dies at Zoo

A rare female Sumatran rhinoceros called Suci died at the Cincinnati Zoo Sunday, putting a big damper on the breeding program that had been implemented to help save the critically endangered species. Suci was one of ten Sumatran rhinos in …

January Jones Plays Prank on Ex-Boyfriend

During her segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday, actress January Jones recounted how she’d pulled a fast one on her high school ex- boyfriend, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Realtor Tony Erickson. The preemptive April Fool’s prank began …

YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report] YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report …

Yellowstone Earthquake Causes Little Damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Sunday near the Montana border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3 were also recorded. USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory spokesman Peter Cervelli noted …

YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook

Google announced on Monday that it has created a new YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands. YouTube has had a “Creator Playbook” for years. It includes tips, best practices and strategies to help marketers build their audiences on the world’s largest …

Nikki Reed Spotted Post-Separation from McDonald

Twilight saga actress Nikki Reed was spotted exiting a Los Angeles gym on Saturday, following the announcement of her split from husband Paul McDonald. Reed’s representative initially revealed news of the separation Saturday morning, stating that “After much consideration, Nikki …

Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …